“I know that our community in North Seattle is shocked and grieving over this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families.

“North Seattle College is such an integral part of our district, and it is strengthened by the international students who come from around the world to make the school a diverse and thriving institution.

“Thank you to the first responders and good Samaritans who treated those on site. I also want to thank those who will continue to support the affected students and visitors in the coming days, who will need that aid when they are so far from home. Our office will provide any help that we can to those in need.”